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Endovenous Ablation Therapy

Endovenous Thermal Ablation TreatmentThermal Endovenous Ablation Therapy: The Venefit Procedure 

 

It may be possible to treat varicose veins and more serious venous disease conditions — such as skin discoloration, swelling legs, and venous ulcers — using the relatively quick and comparatively pain-free Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy, a tested and proven form of endovenous thermal ablation

 

How Does Radiofrequency Thermal Endovenous Ablation Recovery and Therapy Work?

Radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure in which a thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a diseased vein through a small incision. Along the end of the catheter is an element that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the collagen in the vein walls, which causes the vein to shrink and seal shut. 

As a result, blood that was unable to travel back to the heart before the procedure because it had been pooling in the diseased vein (venous reflux) will re-route naturally through other, healthy veins. Over time, the closed vein is harmlessly absorbed by the surrounding tissue.

The Benefits of Radiofrequency Endovenous Thermal Ablation Therapy

There are many benefits to radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation when compared to other forms of serious venous disease treatments, such as endovenous laser ablation or vein stripping.

Minimally Invasive

Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy is a minor outpatient procedure that requires only a small incision for each vein that is to be ablated.

When compared to endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation is associated with significantly lower rates of pain, bruising, and complication.

Vein stripping, which is a much more invasive procedure than either radiofrequency or laser ablation, requires incisions in the groin and calf through which a tool is inserted and the diseased vein pulled out of the leg. As a result, the likelihood of pain and bruising is much higher.

Fast Treatment

The average Venefit radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation procedure takes about 45–60 minutes to complete. Due to pre- and post-treatment procedures, patients can expect to spend a total of around two to three hours at our medical facility.

Little or No Pain

The average Venefit radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation procedure takes about 45–60 minutes to complete. Due to pre- and post-treatment procedures, patients can expect to spend a total of around two to three hours at our medical facility.

Speedy Recovery and Better Results

Patients treated with radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation recover faster than patients treated with laser ablation or vein stripping. In fact, most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure, though patients may be asked to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.

Studies show that patients also experience quality of life improvements up to four times faster than patients treated with laser ablation.

Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their venous disease symptoms within one or two weeks after the procedure.

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